BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Chicken Breeds › What Breed Or Gender is This? › Ideal Surprise chicks.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Ideal Surprise chicks. - Page 2

post #11 of 19
Either you got someone else's order. Or they threw in a bunch of Roos to get rid of them. Do you see the 9 you actually originally ordered?
post #12 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jesusfreak101 View Post

the balck on with the ehite spot on the head reminds me of when my barred rocks were babys
Agree...probably a little boy I got 3 black sex links. Roos look like barred rocks. White dot on the head is a give away of sex. Of course I learned that after the fact.
Edited by Cartop Rob - 2/8/16 at 3:11pm
post #13 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by Eps32 View Post

Either you got someone else's order. Or they threw in a bunch of Roos to get rid of them. Do you see the 9 you actually originally ordered?


That's Ideal's policy. You can order as few as you want from them, but for shipping purposes they add enough male "packing peanuts" to bring the total up to the minimum shipping order.


Edited by Michael OShay - 2/8/16 at 4:39pm
post #14 of 19

Your chick  photos are adorable.   You can see how little hatcheries value  male chicks -  that they consider them  packing peanuts.

                                         Please visit  "Current Movies - Thumbs UP or Thumbs DOWN"pop.gif

                                                           Movie  reviews    & comments -   welcome                                                 

Reply

                                         Please visit  "Current Movies - Thumbs UP or Thumbs DOWN"pop.gif

                                                           Movie  reviews    & comments -   welcome                                                 

Reply
post #15 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by Eps32 View Post

Either you got someone else's order. Or they threw in a bunch of Roos to get rid of them. Do you see the 9 you actually originally ordered?

Ideal's policy for small orders is to add "packing peanuts", excess males, to keep the pullet chicks warm during shipping. 9 chicks don't generate enough body heat to tolerate shipping. So, they add males or you can pay extra for a heat pack. 

Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

Reply

Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

Reply
post #16 of 19
Thread Starter 

It was the "surprise package"   I ordered 7 pullets and 2 roos.     I don't mind the extras as the roos will make nice fryers or a nice addition for my smoker.  I will be able to keep the best roos.   I don't live in the city

Who was the first person to say, "See that chicken there?   I'm gonna eat the next thing that comes outta its butt." - Unknown
Reply
Who was the first person to say, "See that chicken there?   I'm gonna eat the next thing that comes outta its butt." - Unknown
Reply
post #17 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by spankyleatherlips View Post

It was the "surprise package"   I ordered 7 pullets and 2 roos.     I don't mind the extras as the roos will make nice fryers or a nice addition for my smoker.  I will be able to keep the best roos.   I don't live in the city
Ya I may start ordering my small orders from them. I also can keep Roos. And the extra will get a great life on my 8 acre farm until it's time for the crock pot. I have four roosters running around now. Soon to be 3 ones getting a bit aggressive. Witch is unfortunate cause he's a beautiful black Minorca.
post #18 of 19
I ordered the 25 "Surprise Special" from Ideal and they sent 27:)!!! I was thrilled with mine and they were super nice to talk with and the Rhode Island Red and Barred Rock I hoped were there:)! Also, I think some Black Australorops, and two yellow types, some two toned and some pale yellow, I love them all:)!! Two of the black ones have solid black faces and some of the Barred Rock type look like strokes of yellow? Anyway, they immediately had to be moved to a larger brooder box:)! Very lively:)! Looking forward to enjoying their little personalities develop! The smaller Black Australorps are new for me and they just bump all the rest out of the way and are very funny to watch and the big yellow ones are super sweeties:)![IMG][IMG]
Edited by bellsp - 11/26/16 at 6:02pm
post #19 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by bellsp View Post

I ordered the 25 "Surprise Special" from Ideal and they sent 27:)!!! I was thrilled with mine and they were super nice to talk with and the Rhode Island Red and Barred Rock I hoped were there:)!

Hatcheries sometimes send one or two extras in case something happens to some of yours during the shipping. They are so cute!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: What Breed Or Gender is This?
BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Chicken Breeds › What Breed Or Gender is This? › Ideal Surprise chicks.